Growth for IT services
The turnover for computer programming and consultancy increased by 10.4 per cent to NOK 61.2 billion in 2011. For telecommunications the overall turnover went down by 3.5 per cent to NOK 65.1 billion.
The number of enterprises increased by 1.2 per cent to 7 552, while employment fell by 1.1. per cent to 34 198 in 2011.
Low growth in publishing activities
Enterprises in this industry had a growth in turnover of 1.5 per cent and ended up at NOK 43.5 billion in 2011. Employment and the number of enterprises ended up at 22 905 and 2 241 respectively; a reduction of 3.4 and 5.2 per cent respectively.
A good year for motion picture, video and television programme activities
Enterprises in this industry division saw turnover grow from NOK 7.5 billion to NOK 8.2 billion in 2011, while the number of employees increased from 3 889 to 4 058 persons. At the same time, the number of enterprises fell by 3.2 per cent and ended up at 2 197.
Higher turnover in television broadcasting
While radio broadcasting had a stable turnover from 2010 to 2011, turnover in television broadcasting increased by 9.8 per cent to NOK 9.7 billion. Both industries saw a decline in the number of enterprises.
Higher employment in telecommunications
Employment in telecommunications rose by 3.2 per cent to 13 493 persons even though the turnover in this industry went down from NOK 67.5 billion to NOK 65.1 billion in 2011. The exception was satellite communications activities , which had a turnover growth of 6.8 per cent.
Fewer enterprises in information service activities
Even though there was a 16.2 per cent increase in turnover from 2010 to 2011, the number of enterprises went down by 4.5 per cent. The number of employees went up to 4 900 from 4 455 in 2010.
Preliminary figures are given only for the main industry group, and have fewer variables than the final figures. Final figures are published within 18 months after year-end statistics.
Comparison between 2010 and 2011
Many enterprises and local KAUs within the industry division Information and communication (J) operate within different industries. The unit is placed in the division in which it has its main activity. If a unit changes its activity it may also have to move to a different industry. This is more common within industry division J than in most other industries. The result is that figures in one year may not necessarily be directly comparable to subsequent years. The effect of this is greater in figures for enterprises than for local KAUs.